Jason Phu

Jason Phu


b. 1989, Sydney, Australia
Lives and works in Melbourne, Australia

Jason Phu’s multi-disciplinary practice brings together a wide range of, sometimes contradictory, references from traditional ink painings and calligraphy to mass-produced objects, everyday vernacular to official records, personal narratives to historical events. Working across drawing, installation, painting and performance, the artist frequently uses humour as a device to explore experiences of cultural dislocation.


Phu studied at COFA, Sydney graduating with honours in 2011 and also studied at NSCAD, Nova Scotia. Phu’s work has been informed by several China-based residencies at CAFA, Beijing; DAC Studios, Chongqing; and Organhaus. He has had numerous solo exhibitions in Australia including Chalk Horse Gallery, Sydney; STATION Gallery, Sydney and Melbourne; Westspace, Melbourne; CCAS Gorman Arts Centre, Canberra; and ALASKA Projects, Sydney; ACE Open, Adelaide.  Phu was the winner of the AGNSW Sulman Prize in 2015. In 2018 he presented work in the Dobell Drawing Biennale at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, The Burrangong Affray at the 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art and Primavera 2018 at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Sydney. In 2021 Phu was the recipient of the $80,000 Mordant Family Moving Image Award (ACMI) and presented work in a group show titled ‘The Way We Eat’ at The Art Gallery of New South Wales. This year he completed a major commissioned work at the ACE Hotel and was one of the 8 artists selected for the 2022 Macfarlane Commissions at Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA).


Collections: Art Gallery of New South Wales, Artbank, Bathurst Regional Gallery

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